Derby days: Here are the dates you need circled for some of the biggest games of the Premier League season

With the release of the Premier League 2021/22 fixtures today, we've picked out some of the biggest games of the season to get pencilled in the diary including the north London derby, the Merseyside derby and the Manchester derby.

By George Mills Published: 16 June 2021 - 9.07am

Nothing beats the buzz of a big game - and with the release of the Premier League 2021/22 fixtures today, we've picked out some of the key dates to stick in your calendar ahead of the new season.

Check out the full Premier League 2021/22 schedule here

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When is the north London derby?

One of the most iconic rivalries in the Premier League era - and certainly the most entertaining in recent years - the north London derby is essential viewing for any football fan.

The first meeting of the new season between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on Saturday 25 September with managerless Spurs travelling to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta's men return the favour on Saturday 15 January as they travel to the illustrious Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

When is the Merseyside derby?

Another classic Premier League rivalry that has provided endless drama and entertainment, the Merseyside derby will be pencilled into calendars across the north west and beyond this week.

The first fixture will be a midweek affair with Everton hoping to make use of home advantage on Tuesday 30 November against their noisy neighbours.

Liverpool then welcome the Toffees to Anfield a few months laer, on Saturday 23 April, to resume hostilies at the business end of the season.

When is the Manchester derby?

No local rivalry has had more significance in the title race in recent seasons than this - and it looks set to be that way once again with both Manchester City and Manchester United among the early favourites to win the league.

Old Trafford is the venue on Saturday 6 November for the first meeting between the two sides as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men look to keep up their recent impressive record against City.

Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions return the favour on Saturday 5 March as they welcome United to the Etihad.

And there are plenty more big games to come!

You can take your pick from the list of huge games to come ahead of another brand new Premier League season but with so many to choose from, we've picked out some highlights below.

 

For the full Premier League 2021/22 schedule, click here.

 

Arsenal v Chelsea - Saturday 21 August

Liverpool v Chelsea - Saturday 28 August

Man City v Arsenal - Saturday 28 August

Tottenham v Chelsea - Saturday 18 September

Chelsea v Man City - Saturday 25 September

Liverpool v Man City - Saturday 2 October

Man Utd v Liverpool - Saturday 23 October

Tottenham v Man Utd - Saturday 30 October

Liverpool v Arsenal - Saturday 20 November

Chelsea v Man Utd - Saturday 27 November

Man Utd v Arsenal - Tuesday 30 November

Tottenham v Liverpool - Saturday 18 December

Arsenal v Man City - Saturday 1 January

Chelsea v Liverpool - Saturday 1 January

Man City v Chelsea - Saturday 15 January

Tottenham v Arsenal - Saturday 15 January

Chelsea v Tottenham - Saturday 22 January

Chelsea v Arsenal - Saturday 12 February

Man City v Tottenham - Saturday 19 February

Arsenal v Liverpool - Saturday 26 February

Man Utd v Tottenham - Saturday 12 March

Liverpool v Man Utd - Saturday 19 March

Man City v Liverpool - Saturday 9 April

Arsenal v Man Utd - Saturday 23 April

Liverpool v Tottenham - Saturday 7 May

Man Utd v Chelsea - Saturday 15 May